Asparagus Frittata Springtime Favorite

Asparagus Frittata Springtime Favorite

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Asparagus Frittata

Frittata [frih-TAH-tuh] An Italian omelet that usually has the ingredients mixed with the eggs rather than being folded inside, as with a French omelet. It can be flipped or the top can be finished under a broiler.  A frittata is cooked very slowly over low heat because it isn’t folded, like is a French omelet.We 💓 a frittata! Frittatas are versatile, very inexpensive, quick to make and above all this Asparagus Frittata is super delicious.

Fast and Delicious

A frittata can be enjoyed for breakfast, brunch, lunch, mid-afternoon snack, dinner or a late-night snack. You get the picture….a frittata is great anytime. As a whole, I’m not a huge fan of eggs…..{sorry egg fans} meaning I am not a bacon and eggs, kinda gal. Scrambled, over-easy or sunny-side up eggs are not on my menu. The only way I eat an egg is either in an omelet or frittata so that could be the reason why I love a good, down-home style frittata.

A Word About Asparagus

Asparagus is part of the lily family. Fresh asparagus is in season from February through June, although it’s available year-round in some areas. The earliest, most tender stalks are a beautiful apple-green, with purple-tinged tips. White asparagus, particularly the famous French asparagus of Argenteuil, is grown underground to prevent it from becoming green. White asparagus is usually thick and are smoother than the green variety. There’s also a purple variety called Viola. When buying asparagus, choose firm, bright green (or pale ivory) stalks with tight tips.

Asparagus Plants

Asparagus plants live 8 yo 10 years and the spear’s size indicates the age of plant from which it came. The more mature the plant, the thicker the asparagus. Asparagus is best cooked the same day it’s purchased but will keep, tightly wrapped in a plastic bag, 3 to 4 days in in the refrigerator.
You can store asparagus standing upright in about an inch of water, covering the container with a plastic bag. Asparagus contains a good amount of vitamin A and is a fair source of iron and vitamins B and C.

asparagus frittata
asparagus frittata

A cast-iron skillet is the perfect vessel for cooking the perfect frittata.
asparagus frittata
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Asparagus Frittata
Prep Time
10 mins
 

Fantastic way to eat fresh asparagus!

Course: Breakfast, Eggs, Main Course
Cuisine: All-American
Keyword: asparagus, eggs
Servings: 6
: 157 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 pound asparagus tough stem ends snapped off and spears cut diagonally into 1-inch lengths
  • 4 large eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 cup shredded marble or swiss cheese
Directions
  1. Preheat broiler. Pour olive oil into a 10-inch ovenproof frying pan over medium-high heat. Add onion and salt, stir until onion is softened but not browned, about 3 minutes. Add asparagus, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, covered, until asparagus is barely tender, 6 to 8 minutes. Pour in eggs and cook until almost set but still runny on top, about 2 minutes.
  2. Sprinkle cheese over eggs and broil until cheese is melted and browned, 3 to 4 minutes. Slide frittata onto a serving platter and cut into wedges.
Nutrition Facts
Asparagus Frittata
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
Calories 157 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 157mg52%
Sodium 284mg12%
Potassium 246mg7%
Carbohydrates 6g2%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 11g22%
Vitamin A 925IU19%
Vitamin C 5.6mg7%
Calcium 186mg19%
Iron 2.4mg13%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Recipes On Tap

Asparagus and Mushroom Frittata and Mediterranean Frittata.

Asparagus Frittata is made with Laack Swiss Cheese, Shredded


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